April is National Poetry Month

April 30th is national Poem in Your Pocket Day. What are some ideas that Faria fifth graders can do to spread the word and celebrate the day?


What is Poetry? Who knows?

Not a rose, but the scent of the rose;

Not the sky, but the light in the sky;

Not the fly, but the gleam of the fly;

Not the sea, but the sound of the sea;

Not myself, but what makes me

See, hear, and feel something that prose

Cannot: and what it is, who knows?

- Eleanor Farjeon

Listen to poets recite their own poetry at The Poetry Archive website. Choose "search for a poem or a poet" and listen to recordings of your favorite poet or poem!

The Giving Tree Read by Shel Silverstein

 Listen to one of Mrs J's favorite poems! What are the images that come to your mind when you 
read and listen to it? Create a piece of art based on what you imagine as you read the poem. Please share your art with Mrs. J!

The Creature in the Classroom


Today Is Very Boring